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Do I need to use formula milk?

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ChristmasPud Mon 25-Jun-07 12:01:06

Have started weaning DS (6 months) and am breastfeeding and intend to do so for some time to come. However I am useless at expressing so can't really get enough milk to use for his porrage, put in mashed potato etc. Do I really need to get formula for this? I know it's o.k. to use cows milk for cooking at this age but am concerned at how much of this he may be having a day e.g. in cereal at breakfast and then in yogurt or some mashed veg at teatime.

Am taking a compromise approach re: format of the food giving lumpy mash and finger foods so am neither a BLWer or a puree queen. Just going with what the little fella likes. Offering some of each at each 'meal'. So using some milk to make up mash is useful.

PandaG Mon 25-Jun-07 12:03:05

full fat in food will be fine. you are bfing so his main drink is bmilk, so cows in food is perfectly ok.

witchandchips Mon 25-Jun-07 12:03:57

6 months is fine to use cows milk in cooking
issue is that he is still needs a few good feeds from you as well

witchandchips Mon 25-Jun-07 12:05:32

btw i used expressed milk to make things like cauliflower cheese and fish pie
A WASTE OF TIME, would not do it again

terramum Mon 25-Jun-07 13:47:36

If you are worried about using milk then water is fine for things like porridge or mashed pots. DS started having cereal with just water & then gradually we changed to milk after he was 1...although we still have porridge with half water & half milk - seems to taste just as good & is a little cheaper

Defo no need for forumla!

warthog Mon 25-Jun-07 14:19:49

no, i used full fat milk, but was worried about her sleeping probs so switched to goats milk. don't worry about expressing.

wulfricsmummy Mon 25-Jun-07 14:35:17

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ChristmasPud Tue 26-Jun-07 14:08:37

Thanks for getting rid of one of my weaning worries.

It's not as much fun as it seems before you start is it?

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